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Correction: Charlotte Police-Fatal Shooting story

Posted August 10

— In a story Aug. 9 about the 2016 shooting of a black man by police in Charlotte, The Associated Press reported erroneously the race of the officer who shot the man. Officer Brentley Vinson is black, not white.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Closing statements coming in review of fatal police shooting

A citizens review board went through a second day of a hearing without reaching a decision on a North Carolina police force's decision that the shooting of black man by a police officer was justified

After two days of testimony, closing statements are expected Thursday as a citizens review board considers the 2016 fatal shooting of a black man by a North Carolina police officer.

The board continued its closed door session Wednesday to discuss the September 2016 shooting of Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte. About a dozen protesters stood silently outside the meeting room, some holding bumper stickers which read "Stop Killing Us." Scott's shooting last September provoked days of civil unrest.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police have said the shooting by Officer Brentley Vinson, who is black, was justified. The board is scrutinizing that finding.

In June, the board said it found a potential unspecified error in the department's decision.

Mecklenburg County District Attorney Andrew Murray has said no charges would be filed.

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